Pete Hegseth Slams DC Mayor After She Kicks 200 Guardsmen Out Of The City He Was Deployed To Protect

(Tea Party 247) – This week, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser showed her gratitude to Utah National Guardsmen who were trying to keep her city safe amid widespread unrest by kicking them out of the city’s hotels.

The mayor, who I know I don’t need to tell you is a democrat, claimed that “overbilling” and budget issues were the reason she ordered all non-D.C. troops out of the city with no advance warning.

Two hundred service members were informed on Thursday night that they had to leave the DC Marriot hotel where they had been staying to assist controlling the unruly George Floyd protests by Friday morning.

“Last night, we were informed that our service members would be relocated from their hotel rooms,” the Utah National Guard said in a statement on Friday.

“It has been heartbreaking for our Utah National Guard service members to witness the pain, suffering, and frustration in our communities across the nation,” the statement said. “The Utah National Guard has been supporting civil authorities with our top priority of protecting lives as well as preserving property and critical infrastructure in our nation’s capital.”

Despite not having the budget to house guardsmen, Bowser did seem to find the funds for a giant yellow “Black Lives Matter” mural on a side street near the White House.

“This is overbilling,” she said, insisting that she didn’t “evict anybody from a private hotel,” and that the state of the guardsmen’s origin was responsible for the bill, Fox News reported.

“If they are going to use rooms we reserved, they have to pay for them,” she said. “At no time did we intend or would we would be able to effect evicting any guardsman from any hotel.”

President Donald Trump decried the mayor as “grossly incompetent” in a tweet Friday and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah condemned the move as “unacceptable,” denouncing Bowser as an “ungrateful mayor” on Twitter.

“Evicting Utah National Guard personnel from their hotels after a late-night shift risking their lives to protect Washington is a shameful, petty, discrediting decision by Mayor Bowser,” Lee said in a statement issued Friday.

BizPac Review notes:

“Fox & Friends Weekend” cohost Pete Hegseth, who served with the National Guard in the nation’s capital this week amid the unrest, recounted how tense the situation was, adding that some of the nation’s monuments would have been vandalized if the Guard had not stood to protect them.

“If not for the National Guard, the mayor in Washington, D.C., would have had no way out of the mess that she and others have helped create,” Hegseth said on “Hannity” Friday.

Super Bowl champion and Utah Congressional candidate Burgess Owens simply called Bowser a “Marxist,” noting how those with that political ideology “love chaos, they love pain and misery for those they’re overseeing.”